Iran : prospects for change
June 29 2018

The program

Opening address by Mr. François Colcombet, President of FEMO, former magistrate at the Court of Cassation and former MP.

Policy on Iran

11:00 - 12:30

Moderator: Lincoln Bloomfield, Ambassador, Researcher and Honorary President of the Stimson Center, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs of the United States.

Giulio Terzi, former Foreign Minister of Italy and Ambassador to the UN

Linda Chavez, Former Director of Public Relations at the White House

Adam Ereli, ambassador, former US State Department spokesman and ambassador to Bahrain

Robert Torricelli, Democratic Member of the United States Senate from 1997 to 2003; sat for 14 years in the US House of Representatives

Paulo Casaca, Executive Director of the South Asia Democratic Forum and former MEP

Maria S. Ryan, President of Woodsville Cottage Hospital, New Hampshire


The Guardians of the Revolution (CGRI) and Interference in the Region

14:30 - 16:00

Moderator: Walid Phares, expert on terrorism and Middle East affairs

Raid Yassine, Yemen's ambassador to Paris, former foreign minister of Yemen

Charles Wald, General, Former Deputy Commander of the United States Command for Europe

James Conway, General, former U.S. Marine Corps Commander.

Frédéric Encel, academic and geopolitical researcher, specialist in Middle East

Mohammed al-Sulami, President of the International Institute for Iranian Studies

Yves Thréard, Editorialist of Le Figaro


The IRGC and the sanctions

16:05 - 17:35

Moderator: Lincoln Bloomfield

Robert Joseph, Ambassador, US Special Envoy for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security until 2007

Bruno Tertrais, Deputy Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS)

Michael Pregent, Middle East Analyst, Hudson Institute

Jean-Sylvestre Mongrenier, researcher at the Thomas More Institute and researcher at the French Institute of Geopolitics (Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis University.

Eduard Lintner, former Deputy Minister of the Interior in Germany


Protests in Iran and the role of the opposition

18:00 - 19:30

Moderator: Mitchell Reiss, Ambassador, Former Director of the US State Department for Policy Planning and Special Envoy for the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General of the United States

Louis Freeh, former director of the FBI

Sid Ahmed Ghozali, former Prime Minister of Algeria

John Baird, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada

Struan Stevenson, coordinator for change in Iran, former Chairman of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Iraq

Yves Bonnet, Honorary governor and former Director of the DST